Volunteer Application

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association and Fresh Approach. Our joint volunteer program allows us to engage people like you who are passionate about their food and improving the food system in a wide range of community activities. 

The questions on this volunteer application will help us to identify volunteer opportunities for you that you will enjoy and find rewarding. Please note that all questions with a red asterisk (*) are required and must be answered before you can proceed to the next page.

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Mailing Address






Please tell us about the minor children who wish to volunteer.











Emergency Contact Information







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If you are applying for a volunteer position to work directly with potentially vulnerable populations such as children or the elderly, or for a volunteer position that may involve working with money, please complete this section. In some cases, state and local regulations may also require that you undergo a background check.


PCFMA/Fresh Approach Volunteer Policies
  1. New volunteers must complete all appropriate sections of the Volunteer Application and Waiver and sign it prior to the first volunteer opportunity.
  2. Volunteers must contact the Volunteer Coordinator to register for a volunteer opportunity. Only those individuals who have signed up for an opportunity through the Volunteer Coordinator will be able to participate.
  3. If an individual is unable to make the day that they have signed up for, they should contact a Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association/Fresh Approach employee or the Volunteer Coordinator as soon as possible. 
  4. Volunteers should dress appropriately for the task. Individuals volunteering at farmers’ markets should expect to be working outside in all weather conditions. Individuals volunteering at Fresh Approach’s nutrition education and outreach programs should be dressed in a neat and presentable manner. To maintain compliance with our insurance policies, this includes proper footwear. Flip flops and other sandals are generally not appropriate during a volunteer activity.
  5. Volunteers should arrive on time for their scheduled volunteer opportunity. 
  6. Volunteers with any special needs should contact the Volunteer Coordinator.
  7. Volunteers should be respectful to all customers and be a good representative of Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association /Fresh Approach while on duty.
  8. Individuals must not be under the influence of alcohol or any illicit drugs while participating in volunteer opportunities.
  9. Individuals failing to follow these volunteer policies may be asked to no longer volunteer with Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association /Fresh Approach.


PCFMA/Fresh Approach Volunteer Waiver and Hold Harmless
I, the undersigned volunteer, on behalf of myself and my heirs, hereby agree to indemnify, save, and hold harmless the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association and Fresh Approach, their Board of Directors, and any of their agents, representatives, employees, and assigns, and other volunteers for my health, safety, and any injury and/or disability arising out of or resulting from the volunteer activity in which I am participating. 

Physical activities in which I may be asked to participate to complete my volunteer service include, but may not be limited to, walking on uneven and inclined outdoor surfaces, lifting up to 25 pounds, standing for up to two and one half hours without a break, and working in adverse weather conditions including warm summer conditions (high temperatures and humidity) or cool winter weather (wind and rain). I have prepared myself for the volunteer activity in which I am participating by adequately conditioning myself. I understand that it is my responsibility to avoid an assignment if I feel I would be at risk. Further, it is my responsibility to inform the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association or Fresh Approach if I feel I cannot complete my volunteer duty due to a health or safety issue, while engaging in my volunteer assignment. 

I hereby represent that I have no physical restrictions that would prohibit my participation in the volunteer activity in which I am about to participate. I understand that the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association and Fresh Approach do not provide liability insurance or workers compensation insurance for me while I am participating as a volunteer. I acknowledge I have adequate medical and hospital insurance for any injuries that I may incur as a result of my participation as a volunteer.

I hereby acknowledge that this agreement does not represent a contract for employment with the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association or Fresh Approach and that no other agreement, either written or verbal, exists which creates an employment relationship between myself and the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association or Fresh Approach. 

PCFMA/Fresh Approach Volunteer Waiver and Hold Harmless
I, the undersigned volunteer, on behalf of myself and my heirs, hereby agree to indemnify, save, and hold harmless the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association and Fresh Approach, their Board of Directors, and any of their agents, representatives, employees, and assigns, and other volunteers for my health, safety, and any injury and/or disability arising out of or resulting from the volunteer activity in which I am participating. 

Physical activities in which I may be asked to participate to complete my volunteer service include, but may not be limited to, walking on uneven and inclined outdoor surfaces, lifting up to 25 pounds, standing for up to two and one half hours without a break, and working in adverse weather conditions including warm summer conditions (high temperatures and humidity) or cool winter weather (wind and rain). I have prepared myself for the volunteer activity in which I am participating by adequately conditioning myself. I understand that it is my responsibility to avoid an assignment if I feel I would be at risk. Further, it is my responsibility to inform the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association or Fresh Approach if I feel I cannot complete my volunteer duty due to a health or safety issue, while engaging in my volunteer assignment. 

I hereby represent that I have no physical restrictions that would prohibit my participation in the volunteer activity in which I am about to participate. I understand that the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association and Fresh Approach do not provide liability insurance or workers compensation insurance for me while I am participating as a volunteer. I acknowledge I have adequate medical and hospital insurance for any injuries that I may incur as a result of my participation as a volunteer.

I hereby acknowledge that this agreement does not represent a contract for employment with the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association or Fresh Approach and that no other agreement, either written or verbal, exists which creates an employment relationship between myself and the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association or Fresh Approach. 

I am the parent/legal guardian of the minor volunteer, and by my signature, agree to be bound by and responsible for all the provisions of this Volunteer Agreement and Hold Harmless Agreement, on behalf of myself, the minor volunteer, and the heirs, administrators, executors, and assigns of myself and the minor volunteer. I consent to the minor volunteer’s participation in the above-described volunteer assignment or activities.